A few years ago, I was challenged by a wise teacher to consider the belief that we are all doing the best we can. It seemed simple enough to think of the glass as half full, to perceive people as kind and to see that light is brighter than darkness. Then the unimaginable happens- a […]
Mom, friend, teacher, and seeker, Jen is a lover of life, passionate about sharing her knowledge gained and wisdom discovered with others along the path. A certified yoga teacher and schoolteacher with a Masters degree in Education and a Bachelors degree in Psychology, Jen is, in this moment, applying her trainings to raise two young children, teach yoga, and write when inspiration arises. Jen is grateful for all of life’s teachers and is a firm believer that happiness is wishing for the moment to be just as it is.
“You still have weeks to go” a woman said to me as we stood in line at the market. I had been practicing how to lovingly receive uninvited advice since I began to show signs of a baby growing inside. I kindly smiled at her, then felt the sensation of a labor contraction, one of […]
The other day, I consciously carved out time to be alone outside. My mind was spinning with thoughts that needed discernment in quiet ground. I chose to walk through the woods in frigid cold with the intention of getting fired up. It is in nature where my magic happens, where my mind settles enough to […]
I hold beautiful memories from childhood of my brother and I sitting on surfboards in the ocean. We would wait for what we deemed the perfect wave and elatedly surf toward the sandy beach. The goal in the moment was to experience the thrilling ride, and I can recall some memorable trips to shore. Yet, […]
We all have a story that is our life. As the author of our story we have the honor of making choices along the way. They may involve life-changing decisions or life-viewing perceptions. Sometimes we choose the path and sometimes we choose how to receive what appears along the path. There is wisdom in knowing […]
“Nothing lasts forever” I overheard my son say to his little sister today. I watched them, noticing the trust in her eyes and the certainty in his. I am grateful for these conversations and have discovered this wisdom in children that might surpass knowledge gained. The little seekers wanted to know more about this phrase […]